Articles From : bjgreen
Drew Barrymore's grandfather was a famous silent film actor and in 1919 he got in trouble with the Santa Barbara law.
In 1919, a reporter from the movie magazine “Camera” visited the "Flying A" studio on the block surrounded by Mission, State, Padre, and Chapala streets.
There's nothing like a mermaid movie to get people excited, one way or another.
It’s hard to say who was the good guy and who was the bad guy in this case – both sides were pointing fingers at each other.
One of the early directors for the "Flying A" – Alan Dwan – wrote that he invented the studio’s famous logo.
In 1912, Santa Barbara’s “Flying A” was at its temporary location in the old ostrich farm at State and Islay.
In the 19teens, women wore long dresses that reached their ankles, so movies that showed women’s legs, were popular with male audiences.
This silent movie with the provocative title was released by Santa Barbara's "Flying A" studio in 1915.
The American Film Company, the "Flying A," settled in Santa Barbara in 1912, but other silent movie studios filmed here before that. In fact, movies made by other film companies might have inspired the "Flying A" to move here.